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Remembering Joan Court: Animal and Human Rights Activist

March 29, 2017

Remembering Joan Court: Animal and Human Rights Activist

Author Carol Browne

JoanCourt1An inspirational woman I recently heard about through my involvement with an animal welfare organisation is Joan Court. Despite leaving school at twelve, Joan became a social worker and specialised in caring for children with behavioural problems and she also qualified as a nurse. She went on to work in poverty-stricken regions of Turkey, India and the Appalachian Mountains and 1946 saw her in the slums of Kolkata organising midwifery care. It was then that she met the great spiritual leader Mahatma Ghandi whose example had a tremendous impact on her life.

One day in 1978, back in the UK, someone handed her a leaflet from Animal Aid, an anti-vivisection organisation I have supported for many years. Joan wasted no time in setting up a new local group and they conducted all-night vigils outside Cambridge University to demonstrate their opposition to the animal research being carried out there.

Joan’s campaigning…

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  1. Many thanks for reblogging 🙂

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